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edible landscaping

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DIB E ANDSCAPING L e : Meeting Food Security
Beyond Aesthetics Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Bryan V. Apacionado, Maria Charito E. Balladares, Norma G. Medina and Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture,University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB),College, Laguna 4031 Philippines Topic Outline Definition of Edible Landscaping
Components of Edible Landscaping



Benefits of Edible Landscaping INTRODUCTION Edible Landscaping is a new approach that merges science and creativity together to form a revolutionary crop production technology.

It gives a twist in the conventional crop production as the basic tenets of landscape designing become its guiding principle. OBJECTIVE Edible Landscaping aims to create an attractive environment, functional spaces and produce safe and nutritious food for the table. EL vs. Conventional Landscaping EL gives primacy to the use of vegetables and herbs as major softscape materials as substitute for the ornamental plants that are normally used in conventional landscaping. EL vs. Vegetable Gardening EL occupies the premium spaces of the front yard or the so-called public area of residential lots, while vegetable plots are allocated at the back spaces of home gardens in backyard gardening. Principles of Design BALANCE Equilibrium or equality of impact
Connotes stability by giving an illusion of equilibrium around a real or imaginary central axis CONTRAST Degree of difference in the treatment of different elements EMPHASIS Accent or focalization HARMONY A pleasing relationship between all the different parts of a design making each object or component a part of the unified whole. SCALE & PROPORTION Denotes relative size of objects & plants with particular reference to the human figure.

It gives a sensation of bigness or smallness within a space. Elements of Design FORM/ SHAPE Refers to the visual impact of the total mass of an object SIZE Size refers to definite measurements, while scale describes the size relationship between adjacent objects. COLOR Gives the physical landscape a life, definition & interest. LINE Related to eye movement or flow. TEXTURE Surface quality of an object that can be seen or felt. Edible Landscape Triangle maintenance implementation design design The design phase revolves around the preparation of the plan for the whole area for the entire production period.

Site analysis – evaluation of the particular space for EL based on the problem areas, views, access, assets and suitability for crop production.

Design conceptualization – creation of EL design based on the site analysis and following the principles of landscape design and crop production.

Production of working drawings – optional but is important in order to assess the design in mind before implementation. implementation The steps in the implementation phase are site clearing, laying out, hardscape construction and planting. maintenance all the practices involved in landscape maintenance and some of the applicable special practices in crop production are applied. Watering Select for relatively drought-tolerant varieties.

Mulching with plastic, leaves, wood chips or old newspaper can conserve moisture.

Water in the morning.

Water long enough to soak roots.

Plants on containers can sit over plates with water. Nutrient management Pest management Weed Control Weeds can compete with productive crop. Can be used as raw material for composting Nutrient deficiency can be corrected with the use of organic matter.
Garden as well as kitchen wastes can be recycled –wrapper leaves, old leaves and stems can be shredded and composted then harvested and applied to the plants. Chemical pesticides are not encouraged in EL.

Onion, garlic and marigold (Tagetes) can be intercropped to repel some types of insects. infested coconut trees toppled by storm/
trimmings from pruning Formulation of Oriental herbal nutrient (OHN), fermented plant juice (FPJ), fermented fruit juice and fish amino acid (FFA) Harvesting EL promotes staggered harvesting. Softscapes Principles & Elements of Design
Landscaping Process
Softscapes
Hardscapes
Themed Gardens Components of EL The plants used in landscaping. Themed Gardens Hardscapes Edible

Nutrition

Preference

Color, texture, scent and other attractive physical characteristics Considerations in choosing
your Softscapes: Non-living components of the landscape Salad Garden Herb Garden BENEFITS OF EL Secure nutritious and safe food for the family Can provide additional livelihood and income for the family Creates additional green spaces and increase biodiversity In general, the concept of EL is not only focused on providing an attractive landscape but deals more on meeting food security at household level.

EL recognizes the importance of organic agriculture in food security and in reducing the harmful impacts on the environment. CONCLUSION THANK YOU!!! STEPS: Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, Director of Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) for funding the project.
The Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños for the support and facilities.
Dr.Leonido R. Naranja, for conceptualizing and starting this project, for without him this will not be possible.
To all the people who in a way made significant contributions and support for the project. The authors would like to acknowledge with gratitude and appreciation the cooperation and assistance of the following: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Vertical Garden
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